Bringing in the most money are RN Charge Nurses — their earnings average around $34.83 per hour. Emergency Room Registered Nurses are a close second at $33.97 along with Registered Nurses ($26.61) and Licensed Practical Nurses ($19.19). On the lower end are Certified Nurse Assistants at about $12.31 on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $16.94 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $17.00 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($22.52 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Austell, Ga. ($21.31), Kennesaw, Ga. (around $20.00), and Lagrange, Ga. (about $19.53) are the next top-paying cities. Hiram, Ga. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $12.17.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $29.60 per hour for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. WellStar Health System workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are also well compensated, earning around $32.11 on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Telemetry; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $24.40 per hour. A common skill in WellStar Health System's work force is Customer Service; slightly less than a fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Electronic Medical Records, Acute Care, and Phlebotomy as well.
WellStar Health System's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; WellStar Health System sponsors various plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. WellStar Health System provides health insurance to most survey participants, and a strong majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at WellStar Health System are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and gym membership.